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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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MAZURE, R. A.  and  GRUPO DE TRABAJO OBESMINVA DE LA SENPE et al. Adherence and fidelity in patients treated with intragastric balloon. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2014, vol.29, n.1, pp.50-56. ISSN 1699-5198.

A correct treatment of obesity needs a program of habits modification regardless of the selected technique, especially if it is minimally invasive as the intragastric balloon (BIG). The adherence of the obese patients with regard to recommended drugs measures to medium- and long-term is less than 50%. Given that the results obtained using the technique of gastric balloon must be seen influenced by adherence to the modification of habits program and its fulfillment, we reviewed series published in attention to the program proposed with the BIG. The series published to date provide few details about the used Therapeutic Programs as well as the adherence of patients to them, and even less concerning the Monitoring Plan and the loyalty of the patient can be seen. We conclude the convenience to agree on a follow-up strategy, at least the 6 months during which the BIG remain in the stomach.

Keywords : Intragastric balloon; Obesity; Adherence; Fidelity.

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